Stay Healthy Blog

Stay Healthy with Mercyhealth, offers everyday tips, practical strategies and perspectives for your health and wellness, as well as timely discussion from a variety of doctors, specialists and experts. Our blogs covers a variety of topics intended to help our patients make healthy decisions in their everyday life while also informing members of the Mercyhealth community of changes occurring throughout our organization.

We cover topics ranging from different areas of the news, to healthy recipes that you can use at home. At Mercyhealth we believe that a lifestyle does not end when you leave the doctor’s office, and that’s why we work to make sure you have the knowledge to live the healthiest life possible.

Gazette: Mercyhealth Foundation Selling Raffle Tickets

The Mercyhealth Development Foundation is selling raffle tickets to benefit the House of Mercy Homeless Center. Raffle winners will be announced at the House of Mercy Charity Ball on Saturday, April 27. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 in flooring ...

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RRSTAR: Local Heath Care Providers Restricting Visitors

WINNEBAGO COUNTY — Local health care providers, in cooperation with the Winnebago County Health Department, are restricting visitors to their facilities and are requiring healthcare staff wear masks if they have not been vaccinated for influenza this season. The providers are ...

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RRSTAR: Mercyhealth to Host Stroke Education Event

ROCKFORD — Mercyhealth’s Advanced Primary Stroke Center will hold a free stroke education event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles St. Attendees will learn how to reduce their risk for stroke and about advancements in ...

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RRSTAR: Mercyhealth to Host Conference April 8-9

ROCKFORD — Mercyhealth is hosting the fifth annual Northern Illinois Perinatal, Neonatal and Pediatric Conference from April 8-9 at Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 200 S. Bell School Road. This maternal child conference is suited for the continuing education of perinatal ...

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RRSTAR: RVC to Host HealthCon 2019

ROCKFORD — Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road, will host HealthCon 2019 on March 14. The event is a collaborative effort between three Rockford health care systems; OSF St. Anthony, Mercyhealth System and Swedish American Health System; and area school ...

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RRSTAR: Mercyhealth Announces New Hires

ROCKFORD — Mercyhealth recently announced six new hires. Gynecology oncologist Dr. Carl L. Christie joined the staff at Mercyhealth Women’s Center — Rockford. Trauma surgeon Dr. Hadyn M. Hollister joined the surgery staff of Javon Bea Hospital — Riverside and Rockton. Kathi Gehrke ...

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WREX: Mercyhealth Nurses Recognized With Special Honor

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A group of nurses at Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital were recognized on Tuesday for a special honor they received. Mercyhealth’s adult critical care nurses won a Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-care Nurses. “It ...

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WIFR: Mercyhealth’s Critical Care Team Honored with Beacon Award

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Mercyhealth's adult critical care team earned a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on Tuesday. The Beacon Award recognizes caregivers for consistent and systematic approaches to help patients. The honor comes from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. “Mercyhealth has ...

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